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know tonight there will be thousands of questionable votes here in california. this has nothing to do with politics. instead, life and death literally. the ballots for dead people are still being cast. the investigative unit has uncovered the story. stephen stock joins us with the details. >> raj, we found more than 25,000 questionable voters throughout california. why and how is that possible? the names on the voter rolls share the exact same name, date of birth, and zip code as someone who is dead. it is fraud? human error? a problem with california's election system? we discovered it appears the answer in this case is all of the above. every trip to the mailbox during election season brings anxiety for bill morrison. >> this stuff should not be coming. >> as each election day approaches, he continues to get mail for his late wife carol, the love of his life for 33 years. >> it angers me and it hurts because she is dead. >> dead for almost a decade. she passed away on may 18th, 2004 after a four-year battle with cancer. >> she was really a good person. >> reporter: that's why
-sex marriage. >>> here at home, a number of issues face california voters, including how to fund public education. >>> here in california we are a few hours away from the polls opening. this is a live look at cincinnati, ohio. a very important swing state. they're already voting under way on this tuesday, november 6th, this is "today in the bay. ". >>> we are on our way to 4:30 right now, i'm jon kelley. laura garcia-cannon. >> what a beautiful day yesterday and we're going to get spoiled with more of the same. 54 degrees in oakland to start out we're at 51 in sunny valley andflated to crash records, yet, again. we had about 15 records set across the bay area and expected more to fall throughout this afternoon. we'll take you through your forecast, but don't get too comfortable. lots to talk about. first, let's check your drive. good morning, mike. >> look at this bay bridge. this beautiful view from emoryville, we'll look farther east, though. westbound 580 at the map and your commute route and moving smoothly right now, but a car fire reported, actually, early reports of a car fire go
, the fbi arrests four california men accused of plotting to help al qaeda. we'll tell you what the agents think they were up to. >>> also -- >> i think a lot of this was a scam, too. i think he was paying the interest from people putting in more money. >> a south boy business man owes the public more than $10 million. the investigative unit follows the money trail to get some answers. >>> we'll have more with the 49ers and the giants. the giants. the hollywood heavy-hitters set to premiere at the world series movie debut. >>> i'm jeff raineri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm right now, after two storms in the past five days. here comes the next one. it's going to be slow-moving. but eventually, it will produce some rain on the travel holiday. here's a look at the estimated delays we could see in the next two days. 30 minutes to over one hour. >>> a developing story tonight. four southern california men are charged with plotting to kill americans abroad and at home. the men were arrested for planning to bomb government facilities and public places. the just unsealed federal
. the problem with the west coast is it is storm after storm that is going to pound california and oregon and washington state. you can see the next one is already making its way onshore, and we are looking at heavy rain, especially across northern california. you can see a closer look. that band of heavy rain just to the west of northern california, that's going to move onshore, and we are going to see a series of these rounds of heavier pockets of rain move in, especially this afternoon. winds will get gusty as well. we had a lot of delays yesterday because of the bad weather out in california. we will most likely see more of those today. look at some of the expected rainfall totals over the next 48 hours. we could end up with some parts of northern california, just north of redding, possibly picking up more than a foot of rainfall out of this system, and it does look like that will continue for most of the week. lynn? >> dylan, thanks so much. >>> and for the rest of us, it was another day of facing the fiscal cliff. white house negotiators head to capitol hill today. they're going to
be very interesting. still ahead, a critical decision loom for the prop 8 in california. we'll have reaction from both sides and how fran is preparing for tomorrow's ruling. >>> also, lotto fans rejoice. the new option coming to california and what it could mean for the state budget. plus -- >> reporter: and speaking of that state budget, in tonight's reality check, we look at redevelopments and whether or not claims are true that city governments could be bilked by the state out of their own land. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm as rain moves in across the bay. >>> for decades, redevelop many served as a tool for cities until the great recession hit and california's governor dissolved them to save money. some local governments say they're losing more than they ever bargained for. in only the's reality check, sam brock examines one city's claim that the state of california might rob its taxpayers of hundreds of millions in assets. >> good evening. this subject matter is all on display in a letter sent to santa clara taxpayers in whi
the biggest case of money laundering that we have seen in california. >> reporter: several organizations including nonprofit california common cause that filed the complaint with the state claimed one of the groups involved, the center to protect patient rights, has ties to the billionaire kosh broth koch brothers. they're investigating the large donation since they require contributors be identified if they give to nonprofits with the intent to spend money on state campaigns. >> we're going to pursue every option we have to ensure that the political transparency laws in california are adhered to and whether it is with respect to this particular organization from arizona or any of the other groups that are also involved in this matter. >> reporter: one of the campaigns funded by the $11 million is prop 30, a tax initiative sponsored gi governor brown. the other is prop 32 which will ban payroll deductions for political purposes. >> i'm curious about who are these people that think they need to secretly influence california elections, and where is the money coming from? >> we need more
. >> good evening, i'm kris sanchez in for diane dwyer tonight. this was a deadly weekend on california's roadways. the california highway patrol and local law enforcement agencies report an increase in the number of fatalities during what is one of the busiest travel times of the year. one of them happened just last night and it is heartbreaking. a deadly crash on highway 50 need placerville that killed three members of a bay area family. kimberly terry is live in the newsroom with more on this investigation and what could have been the deadly crash. >> the crash happened yesterday evening and investigators have been working on piecing together exactly what happened to cause the accident that took four lives. >> along the four-lane stretch of highway near placerville, a toyota prius carrying a family from san francisco was coming out of the mountains when it swerved into the path of oncoming traffic hitting a minivan. >> there's no information leading to any impairment of the driver. >> a 39-year-old man, a woman and a boy in the prey yus were killed. a 10-year-old girl was hospitalize
serving the military for two decades. they are part of the 23,000 men and women serving the california national guard. a vital reserve military force serving our country in critical times of need. >> sitting in that chair is against everything you've ever learned in the military. true? >> true. >> reporter: her story started with the simple opening of a dollar bill. >> one day i was cleaning out the box and i found nicely folded a dollar bill. i opened it up. and it had the word on it. >> reporter: she was checking money from the cash box of her informal snack bar. >> i opened it up. i saw what was on it. i asked questions about it. how dare they do this. and then one of my officers in my office, he came and took the dollar bill out of my hand and he changed the n to a b. >> why? >> reporter: in his interview he said to deescalate the issue. to calm me down. >> reporter: following the incident, she sent this e-mail over the one in her office. it included, i am requesting that such divisive and negative feelings be kept to yourself. five days later, another dollar bill. >> i open the bi
and dozens of investigations with that question in california and on the west coast. they've found that supply and demand dynamics are what determine the price of fuels. >> an industry spokesman says refineries are playing by the fluls a tightly balanced market. lawmakers say they've got a lot of questions that still need answers. >> there are more hearings scheduled for the coming weeks and coming months. one thing that was revealed today is that refineries are not required to report to the state when they have scheduled maintenance or unplanned shutdowns. the senator wants to change that. reporting live in richmond, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you, jodi. >> the bankrupt solyndra has a new buyer. there's been a sale approved to sea gate technology for $90 million. drastically below the $300 million it cost to build the pa silt. the plans to use the building for research and development. solyndra received a half billion dollar loan from the government to create that building. how could it have happened? that's what parents are asking tonight after a registered
are located here to the california coastline, and that's why we have one day until all this moisture begins to move onshore. it looks to avoid much of the northwest. high pressure's going to stay anchored up to the north there. this is going to sneak under here and come onshore here. looks like the heaviest rains will be pretty much from san francisco northward up into southern oregon. and we're not talking a big blockbuster rain event, but the area from medford, south of san francisco, down to san jose, probably a half an inch to an inch of rain, but highest elevations will pick up snow with this system, too. temperatures today will warm up into the 40s, into the 50s in the northwest, and still relatively cool with the cloud cover moving in during the day today in california. that's a look at exactly need t bring the umbrella. it's going to be very, very light. this is the rainy season in california, it's when you expect to get some, and they actually need it. >> all right, bill. thanks so much. >>> well, coming up, bitter words from mitt romney about the election. >>> plus, could a chemic
in the pacific will be heading onshore. bundle yourself up this morning. definitely areas of northern california through oregon, washington state, cold air mass has settled in. temperatures in the 30s, typical for this time of year. nothing too brutal. the windchill is not bad either. the storm we're talking about, it's rotating and spinning around itself out here. one big storm went to the north heading just south of alaska. there's a couple other little pieces underneath it. slowly but surely all this mess will kick in to the west as we go through the next 48 hours. you can see the high, thin clouds sneaking into california, oregon and washington state. a huge area of high pressure tries to hold on for at least one more day. it's going to be a slow-moving system. once it starts raining on wednesday, a couple impulses that come onshore. then it looks like a three or four-day event and should kick out. the next 48 hours, notice the rainfall bullseye is here, central and northern california. again, that's 48 hours away. that will really add up when i show you the map tomorrow. today's forecast, e
of california grocery workers are on strike and it could be a sign of things to come. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. with one last day of campaigning left before election day, the presidential candidates are making their final argue s to voters in all of those battleground states. brian moore has a look at two of them, ohio and pennsylvania. >> reporter: with the 2012 campaign virtually tied heading in to its final day, mitt romney tried to shape president obama's hold on pennsylvania. >> the president thinks more government is the answer. no, mr. president, more good jobs, that's the answer. the romney campaign is hoping to claim pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes and redraw the battleground map in the waning hours of the race. but ohio is still looking like the clincher. hours after governor romney was there, the president traveled to the buckeye state to defend his six-point lead. >> who do you trust? look, ohio. you know me by now. >> the final nbc poll before the election shows this race is a statistical dead heat and that increases pressure for both campaigns to get out the vote on tuesd
. and a crucial night here in california. the presidential race is over but many races here in the bay area are still in play at this late hour. on the bottom of your screen, you'll notice a ticker, an nbc ticker, with all the current local results. >> we have team live coverage for you on the presidential race and the other issues on the ballots. jean elle with a who's who in san francisco. david trujillo is in san jose. and sam brock is here to sort through the facts with us. >> let's start with jean elle with the celebration in san francisco, with a lot of supporters. >> reporter: this is a party for senator dianne feinstein. she won re-election tonight. but many supporters had tv screens on. and every time there was good news about president obama, they would cheer, applauding what was happening on the other side of the nation. senator feinstein says her victory is important. but the president's re-election is key. she will set the tone for the nation and lawmakers. she is looking forward to a conversation with president obama. she wants to tell the president to end politics as usual an
, washington. >> brian mooar, thank you very much. >>> this morning california public schools are to longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, it has failed. overnight, prop 30 did pass. prop 30 is governor brown's tax initiative. this will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for a total of 7 years and also raise the sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30 and the devastating cuts that are now avoided, les go to nbc bay area's christie smith live in sacramento with the latest where governor is speaking right now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. this is a big win for governor jerry brown. there has been a lot of anti-tax sentiment in california for years but he was able to turn that around, especially ca campaigning right before the election. he is speaking right now inside the capitol. let's go ahead and listen. >> we had the possibility of the cuts, but schools do they get to restore something? some of them were
. the supreme court may announce whether it will hear the case that's preventing gay couples in california from getting married. cheryl hurd joins us with more on this ripple effect. no matter which way the court decides. cheryl? >> supreme court justices will be behind closed doors tomorrow, the end result of that meeting may mean that gay couples will flock here to san francisco's city hall to get married. or they may not. >> this time we think this is finally it. >> tom watson was fifth in line to get their marriage license two years ago. when the courts decided to put gay marriage on hold. >> i feel like we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. we're hopeful about what could happen in the next few days. >> on friday, nine supreme court justices are scheduled to meet behind closed doors and decide if they will take a series of cases. one of them is the federal defense of marriage act. the other is prop 8. the ban on same sex marriage in california. >> it's very very likely the court will take at least one of the cases challenging the federal defense of marriage act. the federal law t
in the california national guard. >>> in tonight's reality check, a billion dollars of san jose investment in just six months? we take a look at mayor reed and city council's lofty goal. >> we're about to undergo major changes after near record setting heat and 75 in santa cruz. we're tracking two development storms and let you know when the rain arrives in a few minutes. >>> the lawyer for two nurses say their clients acted negligently not criminally. the inmates medical care, elmarch algodo and ra dofl foe were taken into custody. they were in possession of controlled substances. the lawyer says the nurses were keeping few unused pills for instances when the inmates refused to take their meds to make up for shortages in the inventory. >> $1 billion in just six months, that is the goal that mayor chuck reed and the san jose city council has set for investment in the city. is it even possible? in tonight's reality check, sam brach sits down with all of the players to find that answer. and sam, has the mayor set the sights too high? >> the truth of the matter is the demand is there, drive around sa
any home with an attached garage to have co detectors here in california and multiunit buildings have until january 1st to am ply. i just learned some of the victims have been released from the hospital. fire officials say old heaters starting up with the cold weather are a common cause for carbon monoxide poisoning. crews are searching for the source. they say if you have symptoms or a detector goes off in your home, call 9111 and get out of the building immediately. live in san francisco, monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> lucky family and good reminder. >>> it has been a deadly weekend on roadways across the state. the california highway patrol says 25 people died on the roads during what is one of the busiest travel times of the year. one of those deadly crashes happened last night on highway 50 near placerville where three members of a bay area family died. kimberly tere has new information on who these victims were. >> we are learning more about the victims. both vehicles were carrying families with very young children. chp says the prius swerved in to path of oncoming traffic
fund education. the california voters passed prop 30. governor brown expected to speak later this morning. "today in the bay's" christy smith live in sacramento with the expectations for that. >> reporter: governor jerry brown told his supporters late last night, i know people have their doubts. can you go to california voters and ask them to vote to raise taxes on themselves. well, he did. and, as you said, it looks like it passed. governor jerry brown signature tax measure proposition 30. he spoke with supporters at the hotel near the capital last night. he expressed confidence it would pass. looks like he was right. enjoyed support in places like san francisco and coastal areas but not so much in rural areas of the state. this measure has been the governor's focus for two years. if it would have been defeated, brown said nearly $6 billion in budget cuts would fall mostly on public schools. >> i'm very optimistic. this -- no, it looks good. we're ahead. and we're going to -- god willing, we're going to stay ahead. >> reporter: now, what prop 30 does it raises sales tax for
of this never ending conflict. the truth is that the california nurse's association is trying to protect the richest contract in its union and the richest contract, for that matter in the entire country. both sides acknowledge that, but the truth is also that hundreds of part-time nurses could end up with no health care at all if the proposal is pushed through. power, it's a relative term for the california nurses association. a total of seven strikes in just over a year has netted little progress and no deal on a union contract that expired in the middle of 2011. >> what we're asking for is nothing more than what we have. we're not asking for anything more than the contract that we have. >> but the contract the nurses have, which includes three hospitals in the east bay, is the richest in the country. by both sides' admission. >> they're very, very well compensated, and they should be. the bay area is expensive. they're the top of the heap. >> just how high up on that heap is up for debate. using the same w-2 forms, health officials say the average nurse pulls in $136,000 for a full-tim
's the latest, i'm tracie potts. >> with president obama solidified for another four years, california public schools no longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, this one has failed. overnight, prop 30 does pass. prop 30 is governor brown's personal tax initiative. this one will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years. it will raise the sales tax by a quarter percent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30, the devastating cuts that are avoided, let's turn things over to christy smith. live in sacramento and she has more on governor brown's big-time victory out there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a big win for governor jerry brown. he had to overcome long-term anti-tax sentiment that's been going on here in california. but he told supporters that in the end proposition 30 basically sold itself. he said that at an election night party, governor brown took the stage as prop 30 gained a slim lead last late night. it had support in the
including murder, robbery and carjacking. part of a crime spree that started in southern california with his wife, tania washington, and allegedly included a jail break and wounding a deputy. prosecutors say on october 5th, they killed ko at her home. on the same day, they robbed a k-mart in sunol. they allegedly stole ko's car. ended up in washington state where they led police on a chase. we tried to speak with the public defender this morning who declined. but prosecutors say that the couple had no tie to hercules. if convicted, they could face life in prison or the death penalty. but prosecutors say that they haven't decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty in this case. he is due back in court on november 16th at 1:30. reporting live in richmond, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> the man in jail accused of gunning down a well-known east palo alto community activist could soon be set free. san mateo county judge dismissing a murder charge against gregory elarms. police say he killed david lewis outside the hillside shopping center back in june of 2010. the judge says polic
, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> the way hundreds of california businesses operate changes today, state's cap and trade laws take effect despite an 11th hour ho-hour appeal to >> good morning. considering california's green experiment to temper global warming cap and trade will important more than 400 industrial companies in california to reduce their carbon pollution or by so-called carbon credits at auction. it is the centerpiece in the 2006 state law designed to reduce greenhouse gases to 1990s levels by 2020. california air resources board has been looking forward to this day for a long time now. board will run today's first ever auction and with cement manufacturers, oil refineries, those sorts of greenhouse gas emitting companies will bid on these pollution permits. one permit allows one ton of carbon to be emit. minimum bid price of $10 a ton. many businesses say that is merely an energy tax that will cost them a fortune while others, including pg&e support the move but warn it is going to impact rates. >> i think all eyes are on california now to see the outcome of this.
. >> thank you. >>> thousands of grocery store workers across northern california may be on strike in less than an hour. management from union leaders have been in contract negotiations for more than a year. they also operate the bel air markets and nob foods. so far they haven't come to an graelt. the main sticking point, health care benefits, a proposed wage freeze and the elimination of premium pay for sunday shifts. it expires at midnight and workers say they're ready to walk. >> i talked to my family and we're ready. we're ready. we're going to fight for solidarity together. >> management says the company needs to cut costs in the face of the weak economy and competition from nine union stores such as walmart. if the 7,000 workers go on strike, it will be the first in the 77-year history. and coming up next, the hockey lockout has left businesses near the shark tank struggling. we'll show what you they're doing to try to attract customers. plus, people are waiting for hours just for a few gallons of gasoline and that is creating a plenty of frustration back east. we'll bring you the l
has an eight-point lead among women and governor romney a zseven-point lead among men. >>> california teachers spent their sunday rallying for proposition 30 to prevent billions of dollars in cuts to education. educators and other supporters are manning phone banks and goes door to door. and today, gavin newsom told a group in freemont that the future of the schools is on the line tuesday. >> we can't after tord the mafoe cuts to the most poor. i'm a democrat like you. we want to prevent disease. >> prop 30 would cause increasing taxes on those individuals making more than $300,000. and if passed the proposition with the most votes will become law. >>> californians are facing big decisions on election day. there is a plethora of statewide issues and among the most controversial is proposition 34 which would repeal the death penalty, and we have more on why voters don't know about it. >> well, this ballot has a lot for voters to consider, and prop 34 is being overshadowed for tax increases and local and state and national elections. >> well, prop 34 is the one i am paying attention to.
storm warnings, you can see the majestic color, those are warnings. northern california expected to get snow at higher elevations, but not so much in the cascades. not a lot of moisture available. so, the west definitely seeing some changes from that warm weather pattern we were in. you notice the snowfall predictions, many of the mountains of california, only expecting a couple of inches here or there. the mountainous areas of idaho and montana would be the jackpot of this storm. so, as far as the forecast goes for today, notice the cooler temperatures, chance of showers many areas of the west. and watch out, travel not advised up through idaho and montana this afternoon. that's a look at your national forecast. now he cooler air mass, the skies should fill in quickly. so, the good news, i guess, with this big storm in the northern plains, it's not going to head to the east coast. that area's going to be spared, for once. >> i guess we don't get a third whammy. >> no. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> well, congressman jesse jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds? and elec
and jumps. the one in the west has brought down the cooler temperatures through central california to southern portions of nevada. 48 right now in san francisco while 70 in phoenix. it won't last through the weekend. this culprit, this upper level low spinning over northern california, bringing rain showers to lower elevations and snowshowers, even moderate bursts of snow through the central and northern portions of the sierra. in the northwest we're okay. they're getting nailed in the northern rockies, the plume of moisture ahead of the storm system. winter storm warnings through all the mountains of utah and through montana where there's blizzard warnings in areas of northern portions of the state. notice in san diego, there's even a winter storm warning. as far as the snow totals expected, the northern portions of rockies is the bull's eye. the forecast is unsettled out periods of clouds and showers on and off throughout the day. >>> through the weekend this dips all the way down through even san diego, hopefully should clear out by sunday. >>> than. cia director petraeus on ben
materials were found during a security screening. a man from southern california was promptly arrested. cheryl hurd joins from us oakland international. a news conference just wrapped up. what do we know now? >> reporter: that's right. alameda county sheriffs are not releasing a picture of the watch but i did get a glimpse at it. it is silver in color. it had wires coming out of it. it had a toggle switch on it. the man arrested called it art but it did not look like art to me. here's a picture of the man arrested. his name is jeffrey mcgann. 49 years old from southern california. police say he was here for a one-day trip. he flew in around 11:00 and attempted to fly out at 7:00 p.m. tsa officials flagged the watch down as he was going through screening. they said it just didn't look like. listen into j.d. nelson with the alameda county sheriff's department. >> why would anyone come to the airport with a watch with wires coming out of it, a toggle switch, fuses, a circuit board and think that was okay? that's not okay. the totality of the situation made the deputies arrest him and he w
, wind and rain. the national weather service issued a number of severe warnings. get this. california's mt. shasta could see an incredible 18 feet of snow over the next several days. nbc's meteorologist bill karins has details for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> as far as the snow goes, that's at the highest of elevations where no one lives. the only areas that will get the snow is possibly to the south in the central cascades. it's really the rainfall that's the big concern, the amount that's going to go into these rivers basins. as they accumulate and it continues to rain over the weekend, we're going to have flooding concerns. this morning we're soaked right now. the heaviest rains have shifted into the mountains. it's still raining pretty good. san francisco to san jose, a continuous steady rain out there. the real downpours have moved towards yuba city. this storm system is one piece of it. you can see the plume coming into california. there's another piece behind that has to kick through on saturday. it doesn't look like until monday, lynn, this area will have a dry day. majo
at one time. >> reporter: here's some perspective. there are 12 police chiefs in california who once climbed the ranks here in san jose. hayward, daly city, san leandro to name a few. if you think they're not keeping an eye on what's happening here in san jose, you might want to think again. live in san jose, i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, damian. >>> the hunt is on for a man who police say is one of two suspects that went on a crime spree ultimately killing a young man and injuring an officer. tonight, the reward money has been increased. nbc bay area's kris sanchez has new details and joins us from the 7-eleven in san jose. that's where that crime spree turned deadly. >> reporter: hi, there. yes, the suspect in custody and the one still on the loose fired directly at that police officer as he sat in his car, a sitting duck, so to speak. he ducked under his dash just to make sure that he could survive the accident. that was after the suspects gunned down a young man here at the 7-eleven after trying to carjack him. a collection of things that remind rory parkp
'll do that later this morning. from two hours from right now, california voters will get their turn. this election expected to draw a different crowd this year. today in the bay christie smith has more in oakland on how the internet is changing the face of this year's election. good morning. >> good morning to you, jon. online voter registration here in california has brought 600,000 new voters to this election alone. most of them are democrats, they're young. the different thing about them is that they are much less likely to vote along party lines. according to the secretary of state, as of the october 22nd deadline, 18 million voters were registered. overall, new voters account for about 1.6 million of them. and a large majority are under 35 years old. again, half are democrats. 19% republicans and the rest just other. now, what we may notice today is that specifically beyond the presidential race, those might not vote along party lines. they tend to vote for the president and then leave other parts of the balt blank or just pick and choose as they go. for instance, just because
of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city hall poll workers manned the front steps to collect ballot dropped off there. there is a bit of a line downstairs at the polling station where a few dozen people waited to cast their ballot. as voters made their decisions, workers for department of election were busy counting ballots. voters who do take part in every election and also some first time voters. >> my business is important so i tried to come out and do my civic duty. you know, i come out. >> i think it is really exciting. this is my first time being able to vote in a major elocation because i'm finally old enough. so it is exciting for me. >> we would normally be at the playground. but we had a little detour. so yeah, we are going to the library after that. t
golfing in california. >> we'll wish him well and a speedy recovery. >>> still at 11:00, california about to feel the power. that's right. officials say it's going to pump some much-needed money into the state. >>> and brian wilson's beard is black for now. but could it be blue next week? is he going to turn into a smurf? he may be on the move to an archrival's roster. >> who could that be? also, we'll take a look at the markets and all the other big news. >>> mitt romney was at the white house today for a private lunch with president obama. the president making good on an election night promise to talk with the former governor and listen to his ideas on just how to move the country forward. romney is also expected to meet with his former running mate, congressman paul ryan who is working on fiscal cliff negotiations on capitol hill. >>> speaking of that fiscal cliff, both democrats and republicans right now still battling to try and find a compromise. top white house negotiate easy heading to capitol hill today to keep those talks going, trying to avoid that looming deadline. tracie pott
in california and the country. >> the country is diverse. the definition of the diverse. the republican party believe they could continue to rely and there would be enough of those people traditional whites that they could be a viable party. >> reporter: he says not only does the party need to be more inclusive it needs to the move to the middle acknowledging the liberal shift of california voters. >> the republican party needs to figure out how to be the right party for california and if they can figure that out, they very well may lead their national party in a better direction. >> reporter: though he acknowledges the gop must do more to broaden its base, but he believes the party's fortunes will turn around. >> there are pendulum swings in politics. the republicans are focused and will have the opportunity to make their case again. >> reporter: again, the state chair of the republican party acknowledges that some changes need to be made, namely making the party more diverse. he says the time for outreach is now. reporting live, i'm jodi. >>> how a man ended up in a trash can of all places.
this thanksgiving in california. right now the travel rush doesn't look too bad but let's show what you it looks like on 101 and palo al itto. nearly half of themre expected to hit the road today at some point. 80 and emeryville, that one is crowded. chp says it will be out in force this holiday to crack down on anyone who may be out having a little too much to drink and driving tipsy. >> as for our airport, surprisingly smooth. no major problems is the sfo or oakland. this is just the beginning of this holiday season. things can change quickly. when you fly, choose your airport wisely. here is nbc bay area's joe risotto jr. >> reporter: despite warnings traveling on the busiest travel day of the year, this person braved sfo on a pilgrimage home to new jersey. >> trying to go home to see my family for thanksgiving, and my high school reunion. >> reporter: after flying in and out of sfo over the years, he was bracing for the worst. he spent plenty of time here mainly because of weather delays. >> that's when it's really bad with the fog. you circle around for some time or you depart. i usually co
>>> $11 million flowing into california from out of state all to defeat proposition 30. i'm christie smith. we will have reaction from local educators coming up in a live report. >>> did the naked man shot and killed by fremont police last night have some sort of death wish? i'll have that story coming up. >>> and a mother's attempt to give her son a better view turned tragic. >>> and a live look. what a nice day in store for us which has already begun. looking out at san jose. maybe some haze there. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we begin with decision 2012 and the race for the white house. yes, one more day to go. the candidates making the final push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and mean
california. no stormy weather today. most of tuesday will be nice, too. and a lot of sunshine. the next storm system is slow moving, well out here in the pacific. this hasn't died in northern california and aas of oregon. wednesday through friday, looks like a rainy period. could be heavy in areas of northern california. enjoy the dry weather and sunshine while it lasts. a nice day in many of the areas of the west. now here is a l 80s. it looks like a very wet and soggy end of the week. not bad for now. >> bill, thank you. >>> evidence overlooked in the casey anthony murder trial. >>> an alleged shoplifter dies in the hands of walmart workers. >>> tumble into the record books. you're watching "early today." >>> here are some of the stories making news on this monday morning. smoke filled the air above the garment district in bangladesh for the second time in as many days. no reports of injuries from today's please. at least 112 people killed and 100 injured when a garment factory went up in flames saturday night. the cause is still under investigation. >>> in springfield, massachusetts, fire
advertised heavy rain event has begun for northern coastal areas of california, ft. bragg, eureka, all the way to crescent city, inland areas will get drenched. it looks like the rain is creeping towards san francisco as we speak. how much rain? we have the potential to end up with inches of rain along the northwest coastal areas, possibilities of three to six inches. that could cause some flooding concerns in the days ahead. as far as the forecast is going to go, eventually this system is going to sprawl out and affect all areas from the northwest to southern california. make sure everyone has their umbrella handy and maybe a little patience as you're driving through the rain. soaked roads the highest of elevations. not going to get a lot of beneficial snow at the ski resorts out of this one. lynn, as i mentioned, these trees get donated every year. if you want to donate one, it has to at least be 75 feet tall and about 35 feet wide. >> okay. >> those are your measurements to work with. >> i'm going to have to move out of the city for that one. thanks so much. >>> don't miss tonight's
adds that rating services such as standard & poor's are already noting california's new income and viewing its financial outlook favorably. >> now the passage of both proposition 30 and san francisco's proposition a provides sorely needed funds to san francisco city college as well. prop 30 narrowly passed and measure a received more than 60% of the vote. but the school is in such dire straits that long-term problems will still taunt administrators for a while. nbc's barry santiago is at city college with more. this is a long time in the making, arturo. >> it is, jessica, but the good news is city college will not have to cut its entire summer session, spring classes or even declare bankruptcy. but even the people who run the school will tell you they are far from being out of the woods financially. san francisco city college was facing imminent financial disaster. it faced bankruptcy and loss of its accreditation. but the passage of proposition a and proposition 30, along with changes in the way the college operates, is keeping the school on life support. it still has major pr
system to the south. two tornado reports in southern california. for us, wind that top 60 miles per hour. not only that, but light thing early this morning, in san francisco. and also in oakland. and hail reports that covered even parts of highway 101 near the san francisco airport. producing a multiple car accident. and then, at the peak of this weather, army this morning, at least 900 power outages were reported. now, look at this. this is the instance of some of the hail that we had come down. this picture coming to us from oakland and hartnit through national weather service. not a white ground. that is all hail covering the ground, the chairs, also, some of the benches back there. so, let's get a look right now. tracking more active tee here across the santa cruz mountains. not done yet, the cold core, low-pressure system has enough instability we are looking at a few areas of downpours expected for tonight. this particular thunderstorm, cell, across santa cruz mountains, 1/2 inch and/or greater per hour. isolated flooding concerns for the mountains. thunderstorms look to live up he
and california have laws on the books allowing patients to use medical marijuana. the doctor says she's prescribed it before with her young patients, but she uses it more often with adolescents. still, her mom says she was desperate to find something to help her daughter deal with the side effects of her treatment. >> i felt like i was going to lose my child. at that point i knew that i would do whatever it took to save her life. >>> speaking of marijuana, it could be the first in the country. a public university with a department devoted to pot. humboldt will be taking advantage of its location in the prime growing region. the csu campus will open the institute for research. they will coordinate research mock 11 faculty members from politics, psychology and sociology of pot. ucberkeley and ucla are two of the largest colleges in california. they're also the most dangerous. they averaged crime data over the last four years ucla among the country was number one. uc berkeley was number three. san diego state is number seven. and uc riverside at 24. ucla is denying the fining, saying the
ups. i just did get off the phone with a california highway patrol spokes woman and said there was 100 more crashes reported today than yesterday. we are talking about known hot spots where rain and speed just don't mix. a california highway patrol officer had no choice but to use his patrol car. the roadways so narrow not even a tow truck could make it through. he watched as the driver of the van spun out creating the chain reaction. >> they drive too fast especially around these curves here. any liquid on the pavement you are going to spin out. >> reporter: he watches the traffic all day from the windows of his restaurant. >> i have seen it all, cars flippeover, the helipad in the back. all the time, dry, wet. people are getting flown out of here. >> reporter: a retired san francisco police officer says he sees it, too. >> the chps are never sitting here for more than four minutes because this road makes people crazy. they drive too fast. they don't pay attention to the conditions. >> reporter: the conditions were rainy, foggy and windy einf to bring down part of the tree. a differen
, california is not hurricane country but some of the factors that made sandy an historic storm are at work here on the west coast. we'll explain. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning. looking live at downtown oakland on what is the first day since we fell back. the forecast is going to feel like we fell back three months or so by this afternoon. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. do you sleep the extra hour or do you take advantage and stay up later? >> i wish i could stay up later. i really enjoy the sleeping in. >> i stayed up. i blew it. >> you have your chance again tomorrow. >> let's show you temperatures. 40s and 50s outside. clear skies. it allowed temperatures to cool off this morning. notice not much of a breeze out there. at least not much of a sea breeze as we head through the afternoon. mostly sunny. a few high clouds going by. and it's going to be fantastic football weather for raiders taking on buccaneers this afternoon. we'll see temperatures around upper 70s in oakland and most of the bay area today seeing the same temperatu
about this mission and what it says about the california national guard. >> i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. last night we exposed allegations of racism. tonight, more questionable behavior involving one of the most famous land marks in the world, the golden gate. a five-month investigates spearheaded by chief investigative reporter we are. a lot more than a questionable helicopter flight. what's the culture inside this organization? >> it's an arm of the military with a motto that reads -- intellingity first and some say it was a wreckless and risky decision but it's what happened after the flight that members of the guard say exposes the real problems. it's exclusive video showing an ill-advised helicopter trip originating from moffitt field. >> when you watch this video how do you react? >> disbelief. in all my air force training i've never seen this. >> members of the california national guard say this foggy morning produced a clear example of high-ranking hypocrisy. >> why did you agree to this interview some. >> somebody needs to speak out. this discipline and t
arrested, 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann from southern california. police say he was boarding an airplane headed to lax. a tsa person spotted the watch. it looked like it contained bomb-making material. police say it had a circuit board inside the watch but it was not a bomb, and there's a lot of other things that made this man and this watch suspicious. >> it was a one-day turn around flight so he's out and back within a day. he was wearing a military-style shirt that has aç tourniquet built into it so if you receive a traumatic injury to your arm you can tighten the tourniquet and it will stop the bleeding. not a common item for civilians to wear. >> reporter: police also tell us tonight that mcgann was wearing unusual shoes, work boots with a removable sole inside and they were also two sizes too big. all of this considered evidence, police say, that mcgann considered himself an artist and he says that the watch was art. he is also being held at the sana'a rita jail. >> just a little odd. thank you very much, cheryl. >>> well, now that the bay area is on storm watch. we'v
and we are at this time in discussion with the california attorney general to determine what the best path is going to be. for us to take.ç >> we reached ilam's attorney by phone tonight who claims it's clear it was a violation. >> we're repeatedly askedç for legal advice, asked for an attorney, despite the fact that the officers were telling him that you would go home in a day. >> to this day, carl lewis still dent know why elarms would kill her son, someone elarms once called a friend. she's hoping a trial will give her an answer. >> it's been very hard onç me because david was my on son, my only child, you know.ç elrarms is still in jail tonight. the district attorney's office says it should know by next tuesday if it will refile the murder charge or repeal the judge's decision.ç >> thank you, george. the airport shut down. copsç investigating a suspicio package found inside a car. this is what we know. police are making a routine strafic stop near the matrix casino. they searched the car,ound a package and called the bomb squad. place say the traffic will be shut down
're urging students to call police if they see anything suspicious. >>> four men from southern california are in fbi custody facing terrorism charges. the fbi says that group allegedly plotted what it calls a violent jihad to kill americans here and abroad. they were allegedly planning to join al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. now, the four suspects were arrested last friday. coming up at 5:10, we will have a live report from southern california with the latest on this current investigation. >>> 4:34. happening now, air strikes pummeled gaza overnight and rockets hit southern israel as secretary of state hillary clinton heads to that region today. we've got a live look at the gaza strip this morning. israel targeted 100 sites overnight, including terror tunnels and ammunition storage facilities. at least five palestinians were killed, ten wounded so far in those attacks. in response, gaza militants fired 60 rockets towards southern israel. in the meantime an israeli man with a knife and an ax attacked a security guard today at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard was slightly wo
looks familiar. a day that brought giants fans together from across northern california. >> we have all of the highlights and team coverage. let's begin with damian trujillo at at&t park with fan reaction. hi, damion. >> reporter: it was so loud in the parade route i told a san francisco police officer we needed earplugs and she jokingly said what? you know these fans came out to see their favorite giants and they did not disappoint. some arrived at 4:00 this morning, they braved the overcast skies and the lack of bathrooms all to get a glimpse of their favorite players. >> this is a fairy tale comeback story for the giants, baby! come back kings. >> one boy in the front row said he wasn't about to make the same mistake twice. >> i don't know what she was thinking. she thinks school is more important, she's wrong. >> i thought he had to go to school. i was a bad mother. in 2010, not now. >> and they got louder as the players made their way up market street. the giants knew they'd come out in droves. but even they were surprised by the large crowds and the noise they were making. >> 6:30
. >> reporter: california news new web registration added 600,000 new voters to the election. they are young and mostly democrat. political observers are most independent and may not follow party lines. they could choose president obama, but not show the same support for prop 30. those against prop 30 feel the governor put education out front. >> it was a false choice to say it was either education, funding or the cuts. it was tied to education. that was the best way to get the voters to go along with the tax increase. >> reporter: proposition 30 needs 50% to pass. both sides agree this is going to be very close. as for governor brown, he held that one last rally this morning. he says that's it for today. he will spend the rest of the day hiking. reporting live, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> and prop 30 is up against proposition 38. another education-related tax. it is being funded by mol molly munger. she spent more than $47 million on that proposition. it would raise an estimated $10 billion for schools and pay down state debt. if 30 and 38 happen to pass, the one that ends up wit
california city. >>> and a live look outside spanning over the south bay. that is san jose. christina loren will tell you about the crisp day outside. the news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i' i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. union city police investigating a bizary hiizarre death. a young man stuffed in a trash can. we have bob redell with more. >> reporter: good morning, jon. we know the lady who lives in the home behind me on tenth street made the discovery sunday morning at 11:00. as she took out the trash, she noticed a bin that wasn't hers. she found a man slouched, feet at the bottom and head at the top. she recognized him at 21-year-old joshua perez. a family friend whom she watched grow up as a kid and sometimes stayed at her house. she and other family members tried to wake him. he was unresponsive, but still alive, but arrived at the hospital and later died. >> he was a good uncle and good brother to me. he was a good son. he didn't deserve to be put in a trash can. he's not garbage. >> reporter: that's joshua's older sister who is sti
earning after the bell from cisco could give the dow a boost this morning. california is making history today with the state's first ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution permits. the landmark cap and trade program is part of the state's 2006 global warming law. a last-minute lawsuit filed by california businesses was not expected to stop the auction. >>> in the wake of mounting protests by powerless victims of super storm sandy, long island power authority's chief operating officer has resigned. >>> the ceo of waffle house calls accusations of sexual assault and attempted black mail by a former employee criminal. the exec says the sex was consensual adding, quote, i'm a victim of my own stupidity but i am not going to be a victim of extorque. >>> steering defects and faulty water pumps have forced toyota to recall 2.7 million vehicles including some prius hybrids and corollas. >>> target employees have nearly 200,000 signatures for a petition asking not to open at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving night. >>> strike debt, an offshoot of occupy wall street, has a new way of helping struggling
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